1931 - Toronto Maple Leafs fired coach Art Duncan, and named Dick Irvin as his replacement. Irvin went on to coach the Leafs for the next eight years.
1941 - Boston Bruins tied an NHL record by scoring four goals in the 10-minute overtime period, to beat the New York Americans 6-2. Overtime was a mandatory 10 minute period before it was discontinued in November 1942.
1946 - Boston's assistant coach Dit Clapper came out of retirement to help the Bruins' on defense, replacing the injured Jack Crawford. He got a standing ovation from 14,000 fans and inspired the Bruins to a 5-2 win against the NY Rangers.
1960 - Detroit's Gordie Howe became the first player in NHL history to score 1,000 career points as the Red Wings won 2-0 over Toronto. Howe's 1,000th point came in his 938th NHL game.
1991 - Penguins defeated the Devils 8-4 at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, following a 10 minute candlelight ceremony paying tribute to Bob Johnson, who had passed away one day earlier.
1996 - St. Louis Blues obtained Pavol Demitra from the Ottawa Senators, in exchange for Christer Olsson.
Happy Birthday to Pierre Mondou, Ken Schinkel, Garry Valk, Chad Kilger, Chris Kotsopoulos, Al Jensen, Ernie Wakely, Darcy Regier, and Henrik Karlsson.